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On Tue, 01 Apr 2003 20:18:08 -0500, Simon St.Laurent 
<simonstl@simonstl.com> wrote:

> And I'm finding myself left pretty cold about this generally.  Maybe 
> there's something more to it, but this looks pretty much like XPath Lite 
> with ECMAScript object syntax.  Maybe that's what people want.

It's pretty much what *I* want ... the basic idea from data binding that 
the object model looks like the structure of the data with fields that 
correspond to element names, along with the basic ideas of XPath to locate 
data that don't have an obvious location in the object model.  No clumsy 
(and often impractical) requirement to start with a schema, no ugly tree 
navigation that gives most people the heebie-jeebies.  And of course no 
need to deal with the raw syntax, or event-driven programming, that makes 
DOM alternatives even more scary to non-geeks.

I'd say that they nailed the 80:20 point, at least from what I can tell 
without actually having used it.  Off to download Weblogic Workshop :-)

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    • E4X
      • From: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>


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